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PAPERS

Remarks by the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) - Dr Jo Ivey Boufford, IAMP Co-Chair

Poverty, Inequity and NCDs in Rural South Africa - Prof Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand, RSA

Global Burden of Diseases - Dr Derek Yach, Vitality Institute, USA

Monitoring NCDs in Urban Slums - Dr Steven van de Vijver, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya

Cultural Perceptions and their Impact on NCD Risk Factors - Prof Ayodele Jegede, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Poverty and NCDs: Lessons Learned - Dr Charles Agyemang, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands/Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

The First 1000 Days of Life and its Relevance to NCD's - Prof Shane Norris, University of the Witwatersrand/Medical Research Council, RSA

Evidence that Lifestyle Changes can have an Impact on Obesity in the Long Term - Prof Vicki Lambert, University of Cape Town, RSA

Evidence that Fiscal and Legislative Changes can have an Impact on Obesity - Dr Gary Sacks, Deakin University, Australia

Alcohol and Drug Abuse as Risk Factors - Prof Bronwyn Myers, Medical Research Council, RSA

Cancer in Africa - Prof Charles Olweny, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda

Breast Cancer in Countries of Limited Resources - Dr Eva Kantelhardt, University of Halle, Germany

Challenges to Performing Genomic Studies on NCDs in African Populations - Prof Michele Ramsay, University of the Witwatersrand/National Health Laboratory Services, RSA

Non-blood Based Screening Tools for NCDs - Prof Naomi Levitt, University of Cape Town, RSA

Cost-effective Drug Combinations for Patients with NCDs - Dr Denis Xavier, St John’s Research Institute, India

Integral Management of Diabetes and NCDs - Dr Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), Kenya

Realistic Targets for the Care of People with Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa - Prof Jean-Claude Mbanya, Hospital Central in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Models of Care: Tanzania Experience - Dr Kaushik Ramaiya, International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Tanzania

Hypertension in Africa - Prof Albertino Damasceno, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

Factors Contributing to Hypertension in African Populations - Prof Alta Schutte, North-West University, RSA

Cardiovascular Translational Medicine - Prof De-Pei Liu, Peking Union Medical College, China

Integrating Prevention and Treatment for NCDs into Primary Health Care - Dr Lara Fairall, University of Cape Town, RSA

Integrating Mental Health with other NCDs - Prof Inge Petersen, University of KwaZulu-Natal


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